Wow! They did it - flexible smartphone from electronic paper! A prototype of it has been created from a collaboration between researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen's University, Canada and Arizona State University's Motivational Environments Research group, some information agencies reported. The PaperPhone can do (more...)
Quarterly net profits is of $5.99bn (£3.6bn), nearly double what it made a year ago, Apple reported. Apple sold 18.65 million iPhones, a rise of 113%. But iPad sales were 4.69 million, below analysts' expectations. Sales of the company's computers were strongly higher, up by 28% from a year ago. Apple's figures (more...)
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) today announced the second episode of the podcast series, “Your Pennsylvania”, has been posted to www.senatorleach.com and iTunes. The series, which premiered last month, highlights the important work and interesting stories of workers around the state. This episode examines Pennsylvania’s attempts to investigate “White Nose (more...)
By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced two initiatives to help meet President Obama’s goals of reducing oil imports and putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. “First, the department is partnering with Google, private industry and our National Renewable Energy Labs to collect (more...)
By Jeff Baron Staff Writer A leading advocacy group for Internet freedom is offering a user’s guide for tools to get around government censorship. The authors of the Freedom House report said they surveyed hundreds of Internet users in four countries with extensive censorship to see what circumvention tools (more...)
U.S. authorities have shut down a cyber crime ring that used malicious software that took control of more than 2 million PC’s worldwide and led to the theft of over $100 million. The computer virus, named Coreflood, stole bank credentials and other data which was used to steal funds. According to (more...)
Jaitass Dhanoa, 27, stoled women's hearts, then their identities and savings. He preyed on women, using social-networking sites, including Match.com and IndianDating.com. He lied about his name, citizenship and employment. He convinced each woman that she was the love of his life, then fleeced them for thousands of dollars. He (more...)
By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer They can see around corners, traverse rugged terrain and pick up materials too dangerous for humans to handle. The unmanned robots recently sent by two American companies and a government laboratory are intended to aid workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, which (more...)
The Internet has been something of a Wild West long time. But it started to change, in Europe and the United States regulators begun to pull in the reins. The first question was how companies such as Facebook and Google handle users' personal data? According to the European Union information, (more...)
After numerous attempts to license their technology, Microsoft has decided to sue Barnes & Noble in addition to two electronics manufacturers on the allegations of patent infringement. Microsoft’s patents include:
- The ability to load webpage’s content prior to background images in order to view the webpage faster.
- Small programs indication of download status.
Southwest Airlines plane park is about to face a thorough inspection after an embarrassing and extremely dangerous incident that luckily didn’t become an accident — with one of the planes. Boeing 737 — traveling from Phoenix to Sacramento, California — had to perform an emergency landing at a military base (more...)
Google has added an experimental feature to their repertoire called “+1”. After conducting a search on Google, you can “+1” the websites in your search results that you believe are the most relevant and the sites which you think are the best. It is similar to a Facebook “Like”. If (more...)
Computer industry giant Microsoft has announced its intention to make a complaint to European Commission about Google, accusing this company in excluding its competitors from the market of search engines, thus breaching antimonopoly legislation. Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith has accused Google in noncompetitive use of its search engine with a (more...)
By Sally Rountree Staff Writer Capitalizing on social technology, pregnant women and new mothers in Russia will have a new way to access health care information, thanks to a U.S.-Russia partnership offering free text messages. Text4baby-Russia, an innovative program modeled after its successful launch as text4baby in the United States, (more...)